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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
37,874 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012003

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,748 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have to say when i first bought this car brand new I thought it was a god send, little was i to know the headaches and problems i would have with this LEMON...of a car...Everything from the car shaking, to engine light always on, to stalling at an intersection or when stopped at lights.....I thought it was just me but while browsing on this site I realized it was not just me it was many people that were having the same problems....so it's safe to say its not FORD FOCUS, IT SHOULD BE CALLED FORD F-UP.......

- , Pickering, Ontario, canada

problem #1

Aug 022006

(reported on)

Focus

  • 54,000 miles

WHEN I WAS DRIVING WITH THE AC ON 98 DEGREES. WITH IN 15 MINS OF DRIVING THE

CAR BEGINS TO SHAKE REALLY BAD AND I

HAD TO TURN THE AC OFF AND THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND STILL ON.

- , Norfolk, VA, USA

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